Halloween Pumpkin Treat Bucket Crochet Pattern

Trick or Treat? more like Crochet and Treat!

I started this project on a whim and with little to no planning, but I loved how it turned out! This pattern is a quick and easy project that you can use for your candy right away!


  • Lightweight yarn in orange and black
  • 4 mm crochet hook
  • Scissors
  • Needle

Stitches Used | Abbreviations

  • Magic ring (MR)
  • Slip stitch (sl st)
  • Chain (ch)
  • Single crochet (sc)
  • Increase (inc) – 2sc in 1 st
  • Decrease (dec) – 1sc in 2 st
  • Back Loops Only (BLO)
  • * * – repeat sequence


  • The pumpkin is worked in continuous rounds.
  • The number at the end of each row in () indicates the number of total stitches.


  • Pumpkin Bucket

Round 1: MR, ch1, 6sc in MR (6)

Round 2: *inc* all around (12)

Round 3: *sc, inc* all around (18)

Round 4: sc, inc, [2sc, inc]x5, sc (24)

Round 5: *3sc, inc* all around (30)

Round 6: 2sc, inc, [4sc, inc]x5, 2sc (36)

Round 7: *5sc, inc* all around (42)

Round 8: 3sc, inc, [6sc, inc]x5, 3sc BLO (48)

Round 9: *7sc, inc* all around (54)

Round 10: 4sc, inc, [8sc, inc]x5, 4sc (60)

Round 11-20: *sc* all around (60)

Round 21: 4sc, dec, [8sc, dec]x5, 4sc (54)

Round 22: *7sc, dec* all around (48)

Round 23: 3sc, dec, [6sc, dec]x5, 3sc (42)

Cut the yarn and finish off.

  • Handle

Using the black yarn

Insert your hook into the bucket and connect the black yarn, chain 40 (or more if you want the handle bigger). Once you reach the desired length, take your hook out of the chains and into the bucket. Count 21 stitches from where you inserted the black yarn and insert your hook into the 21th stitch. Then attach the black yarn to the hook and sl st across the handle.

Once you finish sl st on the back side of the chains of the handle, cut the yarn and finish off. Weave in any excess yarn.

  • Pumpkin Face

You can either use felt to make the eyes, nose, and mouth. Or you can embroider/stitch them by hand. I went with the latter.

Add some candy to the bucket. Aaaaand you are done!

If you enjoyed this pattern, let me know in the comments below, and make sure to tag me when you share your creations on Instagram @MoreThanKnots, I would love to see them!

A tutorial is also available on my YouTube channel!


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